2018 Guide to Party Walls

2 CPD Hours

Competency/Learning Objective - Legal knowledge and skills

Neighbours (both residential and commercial) can often fall out over works which one of them is carrying out to jointly owned structures, or which appear to threaten the structural integrity of the other’s building. The Party Wall etc Act 1996 provides a statutory framework for resolving disputes of this kind. 

After completing this course, you will be able to advise authoritatively on:

  • when the 1996 Act is engaged

  • what the building owner needs to do

  • the adjoining owner’s rights (with reference to Heathcote and another v Doal and another (2017))

  • how disputes are resolved (with reference to Lea Valley Developments Ltd v Derbyshire (2017))
  • the adjoining owner’s remedies in the event of non-compliance

Course dated: January 2018

About the Author:

Richard Quenby is a non-practising barrister and Lead Supervisory Lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. He is the current author of Ross: Commercial Leases (published by LexisNexis) and is co-author of "Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments" (published by Bloomsbury Publishing). Richard is also a member of the Consultant Editorial Board of LexisPSL and his published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is also the author of a number of other courses for Legal Training. Richard can be found on LinkedIn here.

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